Short Stories and the role of competitions: a discussion with Kit de Waal

mandyKit de Waal talks about writing short stories, winning prizes and the role of short story competitions in developing a career as a writer.

She has won and been listed in numerous competitions for her short stories (including Costa Short Story Prize, The Bridport Prize, Bath Short Story Award, Bare Fiction and Fish Publishing) and has recently signed a three-book deal with Viking, an imprint of Penguin.

The Institute of Creative and Critical Writing

Thursday, 19 March 2015 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)

Birmingham, United Kingdom

further details here.

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Mick Scully appearing at Best British Short Stories 2014 event

Mick Scully, whose story ‘The Sea in Birmingham’ appears in the Best British Short Stories 2014 will be appearing at the Library of Birmingham on October 30th, alongside another Brummie  and fellow contributor Louise Palfreyman, MJ Harrison and editor Nicholas Royle. The event is dedicated to Joel lane, who died last year. He was  a prolific story writer and contributed to Best British Short Stories 2012. More information here.

Picture below from the Library of Birmingham.

Best British Short Stories 2014